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Outrage after woman's burning shows a changing Afghanistan - CNN
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:18:03 GMT

CNN

Outrage after woman's burning shows a changing Afghanistan
CNN
Soon after the incident, the images of her brutal slaying went viral on social media, noted Afghanistan's TOLO News. And this time, the outrage led Afghans to the streets, with assistance from Facebook and other social media. These platforms have ...
Seattle Afghan community remembers FarkhundaSeattle Globalist
Violence Against Afghan Women Reveals Crisis in Status of MenFair Observer
Farkhunda's Murder and the Imperative of IntrospectionKhaama Press (press release) (blog)

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The Pentagon Can't Account for $45 Billion It Spent in Afghanistan - Gizmodo
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:44:21 GMT

Gizmodo

The Pentagon Can't Account for $45 Billion It Spent in Afghanistan
Gizmodo
The Department of Defense has spent $66 billion since 2002 rebuilding Afghanistan. But amazingly, it can't account for $45 billion of that money. That's billion with a capital B. The auditing office in charge of overseeing the reconstruction of ...
Former Blackwater gets rich as Afghan drug production hits record highThe Guardian
Blackwater: Still the Top Pentagon Contractor for Afghanistan TrainingThe Nation. (blog)
How the Pentagon Lost Track of $45 BillionWar is Boring

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Securing Afghanistan Means Relying On Difficult US Partner -- Pakistan's Army - Huffington Post
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:57:36 GMT

Daily Trojan Online

Securing Afghanistan Means Relying On Difficult US Partner -- Pakistan's Army
Huffington Post
One man's country had once given Osama bin Laden safe haven to plan 9/11; the other's destroyed that refuge and propped up an entirely new government in Afghanistan, losing over 2,000 soldiers and spending over $1 trillion in the process. Standing side ...
Withdrawal plan benefits AfghanistanDaily Trojan Online
American presence in Afghanistan crucialAlbuquerque Journal
Afghanistan's Next ChapterNew York Times
The Spokesman Review -NPR
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New Marine team heads into Afghanistan with Georgians - Marine Corps Times
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:10:07 GMT

Marine Corps Times

New Marine team heads into Afghanistan with Georgians
Marine Corps Times
Known as the Georgia Liaison Team, the 18-man group provides support and advice to the Georgians as they assume security operations at what once served as the largest U.S. installation in Afghanistan. Though officials announced an end to the Corps' ...
Georgians, US deploy to Afghanistan to support NATODVIDS (press release) (registration)

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Medical unit CO, CMC fired amid Afghanistan deployment - NavyTimes.com
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:15:37 GMT

NavyTimes.com

Medical unit CO, CMC fired amid Afghanistan deployment
NavyTimes.com
The commanding officer and command master chief of an Afghanistan-based medical unit have been fired in the midst of a toxic command climate investigation, Navy Times has learned. Capt. Maria Majar and Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Shane Reece, ...
US Navy Fires Commanding Officer in Afghanistan Due to Loss of ConfidenceSputnik International

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$45 Billion in Tax Dollars Goes Missing in Afghanistan - The Fiscal Times
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:42:51 GMT

The Fiscal Times

$45 Billion in Tax Dollars Goes Missing in Afghanistan
The Fiscal Times
Hundreds of millions of dollars are missing in action in Afghanistan, and auditors are blaming the Pentagon's flawed accounting practices for the problem. A new report from the office of John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ...
The Pentagon Can't Account For $US45 Billion It Spent In AfghanistanGizmodo Australia

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Deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan did not increase vets' suicide risk, study finds - 89.3 KPCC
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:02:33 GMT

89.3 KPCC

Deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan did not increase vets' suicide risk, study finds
89.3 KPCC
While the suicide rate among active duty U.S. military has increased in the last decade, a large-scale study has found that it was not associated with deployment to the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. The study also found that those who left the service ...
Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: StudyHealthDay
Study: no link between suicide and serving in or near war zonesUSA TODAY
Study Finds No Link Between Military Suicide Rate and DeploymentsNew York Times

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The Ascent Of Afghan Women - NPR
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:11:15 GMT

NPR

The Ascent Of Afghan Women
NPR
Afghanistan is a mountainous country, but scaling the peaks for sport is a new concept here. Mountaineering is considered an odd pastime for men, let alone women whose modesty Afghan society demands be protected at any cost even death. Zahra says ...

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The Great Game in Afghanistan (21st Century Update) - Truthdig
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:16:20 GMT

Truthdig

The Great Game in Afghanistan (21st Century Update)
Truthdig
Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is performing a withdrawal operation of his own. He seems to be in the ...
Will the United States Become a Footnote in Afghanistan's History?The Nation.
Give Ghani a ChanceForeign Affairs
Why Pakistan Is Footing the Bill for Afghan Army TrainingThe Diplomat
NewsHub.org -Middle East Online
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Afghanistan's Supreme Court Sentences Journalist's Killer - New York Times
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:27:41 GMT

Deutsche Welle

Afghanistan's Supreme Court Sentences Journalist's Killer
New York Times
KABUL, Afghanistan Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering an Associated Press photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general ...
Afghanistan: Death sentence commuted for murderer of German photographer ...Deutsche Welle

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